Spring 2020 Update

This is a copy of the Spring edition of our twice-yearly newsletter. If you would like to receive this please do feel free to subscribe. Events over the last few weeks have had and will continue to have a dramatic […]

Summer 2019 Update

I have been unwell over the winter and thought it wise to cancel all Shows/Events and Open Days in 2019 to concentrate on my recovery. This has proved a sensible move, and I am now definitely on the mend. All […]

Hampton Court 2018

A scorcher of a week. Our aim was to produce irises in flower in July, six weeks after Chelsea, and to make sure they lasted the week. We managed to do this and raised quite a few eyebrows in the […]

2018 Garden Opening

Opening the Garden at Marshgate after a gap of four years. www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/news/national-collection-iris-open-north-walsham-1-5550567

New Iris included in Newnham College Collection

We have been involved with Newnham since 2012. In 2013 we launched three Irises that form the nucleus of their Collection. In 2016 the Display Border was opened to great acclaim. In 2018 we launched another Iris, Catherine Seville at […]

New Iris Varieties

We have four new varieties that are being introduced in 2018, three of which are completely new : Lime Soda, a stunning pale yellow ; Whooper Swan (Dykes Medal Winner 1997), a really subtle white with pale red beard, with […]

Spring 2018 Update

Moving Irises to Norfolk Work clearing the garden in Nottinghamshire was completed in October 2017 prior to the house being sold later in the year. This has been a major undertaking and has been in progress since 2013. The irises […]

Alan Gray Draws the Winner from our Competition to ‘Name an Iris’

Alan Gray, co-owner of the renowned East Ruston Gardens drew the winning number at East Ruston. I am pleased to report that the Winner was Susan Lankester from Wymondham in Norfolk who visited the Stand at Chatsworth. We have been […]

RHS Chatsworth Show 2017

Our first Show with live plants. It proved to be challenging. Our irises flowered early in 2017, and we spent a considerable amount of time holding them back before the Show. The second-hand chiller proved invaluable. The Chatsworth weather was […]

RHS Spring and Orchid Show 2017

This was our first RHS Show. We attended this two-day event for the first time staging a Lindley Exhibit and were awarded a Silver Medal. Feedback from the Judges was really helpful and we will put this to good effect […]